I have used yahoo mail as my web-based mail interface for almost six years. All-in-all, it has been fine.
My problem with it, is that it should have a filter that allows me to deal with the year 2038 date. If you are not familiar, here is what happens. For whatever reasons spammers can send out mail that has a date year of 2038. I sort my mail by date so this crap gets top posted in my InBox. Yahoo has figured out that mail from 2038 is spam, and puts it in the “Bulk” (i.e., JUNK) mailbox, where it also top-posts.
So your wondering what the problem is. I want my yahoo mail to have a filter where I can send that stuff directly to the trash. Then it is gone. Why, you say? Why just not empty your Bulk mailbox and be done with it?
Because occasionally legitimate mail gets accidentally filtered into my Bulk mailbox by Yahoo. Things like autoreplys, forums signups, password changes, stuff that would be easily be misinterpreted by Yahoo’s junk filters. The problem is that I can’t go to my Bulk Mailbox and easily look for these messages because there are thousands of spams with dates of 2038. Essentially, my Bulk Mailbox is my Trash Mailbox.
Does this happen on other mail services (those similar to yahoo with a web interface)?